Flat pink lichen, known under the name "lichen gibera" or "flaky roseola" - a skin lesion that belongs to erythema. It appears in the form of round or oval spots of pink color and spreads throughout the body. The disease, as a rule, is seasonal in nature and is exacerbated during the period of viral diseases due to a decrease in immunity. Both adults and children are affected by this disease.
Pink lichen: symptoms
As a rule, zhiber's lichen begins to spread with a small pinkish-yellow speck on any part of the body. The spot has a yellow center, peels off and can reach a size of up to 5 cm. When the spot peels off, it has a rich pink color and clear contours. During this period, the patient may feel itching, dryness, and tightness of the skin affected by a lichen.
A week after the appearance of the first spot (maternal plaque), the lichen edema appears on other parts of the body. Most often it spreads to the abdomen, back, arms and legs. Usually, the spots spread along the skin tension lines (Langer lines).
In addition to itching and tightness of the skin, the patient may experience headache, pain in the joints, swollen lymph nodes, fever, and even fever. Some patients do not experience the symptoms of pink depriving giber, and therefore do not pay attention to the disease.
Causes of disease
- Until now, scientists have not come to a common opinion about the causes of this disease. Most scientists are inclined to believe that the herpevirus is the causative agent of depriving giber. Based on this, it was concluded that people who have recently had a cold are most at risk.
- Some experts believe that allergic reactions play a significant role in the occurrence of pink lichen. It is also believed that exacerbation and outbreaks of pink lichen are observed in spring and autumn, when the body is most weakened and cannot withstand various infections and viruses.
- Experts are not completely sure whether pink lichen is contagious or not, but most are inclined to believe that it is still impossible to get infected from this disease.
Pink lichen Gibert: treatment
It is believed that this type of lichen does not require treatment: the disease resolves on its own. Usually, from the moment of manifestation of the first symptoms to its complete disappearance, 1 to 2 months pass, but in severe cases the disease can last for six months.
During the course of the disease, one should follow a hypoallergenic diet, excluding citrus, sweets, pickles, grapes, alcohol, cocoa, strong tea and coffee from the diet.
During the onset of secondary rashes, friction and pressure are not recommended to avoid irritation and large pockets of rash.
During water treatments, avoid friction with a sponge or sponge, and minimize the use of allergenic shower gels. Give preference to tar or household soap or other hypoallergenic means.
In case of severe itching, it is recommended to take antihistamines (antipruritic mixtures, low-strength corticosteroids, etc.). Before use, consult your doctor.
To speed up the cure for pink lichen giber, experts recommend taking high doses of erythromycin, acyclovir and ultraviolet baths (walking in a tanning bed) at the onset of the disease.
During illness, limit the use of body cosmetics to avoid unpredictable reactions.
During the period of illness, preference should be given to loose clothing of natural and soft fabrics, since wool and synthetic fabrics can cause serious complications.
If you follow these rules, the disease is rapid and asymptomatic. If complications arise, consult a doctor immediately.
Lichen versicolor is a fairly common skin disease in which pink spots appear on the body. The main reason for the development of this disease are viral and infectious diseases, as well as weakened immunity. When the first signs of pink depriving giber appear, you should consult a doctor to exclude other types of depriving and get qualified treatment.